A collection of features, articles and news about the world of amateur dramatics and the people within it. If there's something you'd like to see featured or if you want to submit an article yourself, then please contact Jane.
I have enjoyed many happy years as a member of an amateur musical theatre company and hope to enjoy many more. I have been lucky enough to be able to help on the business side as well as performing, and from the start I felt as if I had become part of a large family. Members of the Company and Committee included generations of the same families, having grown up together, united by a love of musical theatre. It is still the same today, and some of our younger members have progressed to the professional stage. This has made us all very proud that we have played a part in their development into West End performers.
You are never too old to start Acting Up!
The University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have teamed up to provide a free course exploring Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.
One-act and full length plays from Bev Clark
After their RSC Open stages success with The Winter’s Tale Hand in Hand Theatre performed at both the regional showcase at Contact Theatre Manchester and then the national showcase at RSC Stratford this summer. They will contribute their third and final production to the open stages project next April with R.I.P. Mr Shakespeare a one-act festival play which will be devised and then a script written by director Bev Clark. Bev wrote and directed their first open stages production in 2012 – After the Dream – a modern sequel to …
The 2nd edition of Stage Lighting – The Technicians Guide is now available
Ariel Drama Academy based in West Sussex are performing Oliver!
Limelight (Youth division of Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society) based in Hampshire are performing Into The Woods
Aughton and Ormskirk U3A’s Musical Theatre Group based in Lancashire are performing Bob Cratchitt – Retired
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